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Photo Diary: On the Road with Garage Punk Super Group Upset

Music

Photo Diary: On the Road with Garage Punk Super Group Upset

Onstage at Soda Bar in San Diego. Photo by King Mike's girlfriend Tracy. This was our last show of tour. We miss those screamellos so much.
We coordinated with Screaming Females to meet somewhere in California on our day off (to drive Portland to San Jose) at a restaurant called Sauce. It's really important to find healthy food when you can on tour. It's equally important to bond with your road mates.
The morning after our SF show we stopped by Adam's house and met his very lick-happy dog Rosie. Here we are with Rosie on Adam's porch in SF.
Our tour started in Seattle, so we had two days to drive up there and meet up with Screaming Females. We took turns sleeping and driving. Jenn and I were navigating while Patty and Rachel snoozed.
Before tour I had my tarot cards read and bought this success intention candle. Beck had the jade snake and I had the amethyst. We made a lil backstage shrine at The Bottom of the Hill in SF. And it was the best show of tour! Maybe there is something to it.
Me, Marissa, Beck, and Jenn backstage at Bottom of the Hill.
Sleeping Females.
Rachel is a friend of Adam Pfahler, aka the drummer of Jawbreaker, aka my favorite drummer from my favorite band. It was hard not to COMPLETELY geek out on him. As it turns out, he is also an angel and baked us cookies and brought them to our show.
This photo is really dark, but you can just barely make out Rachel SOBBING while watching the Notebook in the back of the van. Touring with women>touring with dudes.
Jenn and Ian (Screamales roadie) made some psychedelic headbands at the merch table.
Bree from Tacocat showed up to our show. We both have the same Bikini Kill tattoo in the same spot. Patty snapped this one of us prematurely while we were trying to show everyone.
Two of the best shredders in the game. Kate Eldridge of Big Eyes and Marissa Paternoster. I was so happy to finally meet up with Screaming Females. We had so many buds at the show in Seattle. It was a great way to kick off tour.
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While her old outfit Best Coast may have gotten a bit more polished of late, that dashed-off garage punk charm that made us fall for the band in the first place is in ample supply on Upset’s She’s Gone, the new project from ex-drummer Ali Koehler (also of Vivian Girls). We asked Koehler and the rest of the Los Angeles band, which also includes Patty Schemel of Hole and former La Sera guitarist Jenn Prince (super group!) to share some photos from their recent tour with Screaming Females. She’s Gone is out now on Don Giovanni Records.

Check out previous Photo Diaries with Femme, Liz, and TV Girl.